Toast inspiration

The Art Of Cocktails

We love it when our readers get inspired by our cocktails; Auckland cartoonist and illustrator took her inspiration one step further.

It's amazing what can happen when you're browsing through our @liquorland_nz Instagram page! Recently we had a message from Isabelle Russell, a North Shore-based freelance cartoonist - and we loved it!

"I love creating illustrations that capture moments in time and tell stories," says Isabelle, whose drawings have appeared in The Listener, Good magazine and the AA. "Summertime sipping on cocktail concoctions loosened up my drawing hand and inspired me to create an illustrated collection of Toast cocktail recipes. I aimed to capture the vibe of each tipple, with my favourites being the celebratory Kiwifruit Margarita with fruit dancing around the salt rim, and the elegant icy elderflower sparkle."

See below for links to the drinks recipes to Isabelle's cartoons. Find more of her work at @Isabellelrussell.

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Montego Brew

Montego Brew

Frozen Kiwifruit Margarita

Frozen Kiwifruit Margarita

Apple Mojito

Apple Mojito

Beet to the Punch

Beet to the Punch

Jungle Rumble

Jungle Rumble

Icy Elderflower Sparkle

Icy Elderflower Sparkle